Intimidation sponsored pro fighters go 9-2-1 during weekend of record brand expansion

Intimidation Clothing has completed another record breaking weekend as the company sponsored six MMA events across the USA with crews selling at four of those events. Frank Caraballo & Nick Duell w/Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan From South Dakota to Kentucky, the Intimidation brand continued its rapid brand expansion inside and outside of the world of Mixed Martial Arts while sponsored professional fighters went  9-2-1 overall. From thrilling finishes and dominating decisions to record sales at events, it is clear to see why Intimidation is one of the fastest growing brands of lifestyle apparel in the USA.

The action began on Thursday night as Intimidation was seen twice on SpikeTV and four sponsored fighters combined to go 3-0-1 inside the Bellator cage. Rodrigo Lima and James Edson Berto both saw their fights air on SpikeTV while Julien Williams was also able to come away with a win at Bellator 94 in Tampa, Florida.

The weekend portion started on Friday night in Chicago, Illinois where XFO 47 took place. In addition to sponsoring the event, the Intimidation brand was a first time sponsor of prospect Andre Feliciano as he improved to 3-0 as a pro with a unanimous decision win. George Comer MMAThe sponsorship of Feliciano and the XFO event continue the brand’s strong growth in the Chicago region with many pieces in place to rapidly expand in the coming months.

Saturday night the brand’s expansion continued as Intimidation sponsored a Fury Ultimate Cage Fighting event for the first time. As the FUCF promotion held another MMA event in Brookings, South Dakota, fans were treated to contests and giveaways throughout the night. Meanwhile, in Kokomo, Indiana, Colosseum Combat was in action with a solid pro/am card that continued the tradition of MMA excellence in Northeast Indiana. While Intimidation sponsored Bobby Emmons came up short of his goal in the Colosseum Combat pro featherweight title fight, there’s no doubt that the great MMA fans in Indiana will continue to get a heavy dose of Intimidation in the weeks and months to come.

In Canton, Ohio, the NAAFS put on their Caged Vengeance 13 event – one of their biggest events in recent memory. Featuring 7 amateur fights and 7 pro fights, the pro card alone featured two former champions in action, one current champ in a catchweight bout and the promotion’s inaugural bantamweight title fight. To add to that, two of the pros, George Comer and Isaiah Chapman, were both 2-time NAAFS amateur series champions. Widely regarded as one of the top MMA promotions in the Midwest, their Caged Vengeance 13 event did not disappoint as just two of seven amateur fights went the distance and both Tyler Walsh and RJ Buck scored impressive wins in finishing their opponents while sporting the Intimidation brand.

During the pro portion of the stacked card Team GriffonRawl’s George Comer (2-1) started things on a positive note with a 2nd round submission win over a submission specialist in Stephen Singleton (1-1 pro, 8-1 amateur). After a perfect 9-0 amateur career Comer, seen on the left in the Intimidation/GriffonRawl MMA Academy co-branded tee, dropped his pro debut but has bounced back with consecutive pro wins over Singleton and Khama Worthy.

Frank Caraballo MMAThe second pro bout of the night at Caged Vengeance 13 pitted one of the toughest light heavyweights on the planet in Cleveland’s John Hawk against Michigan product Ray Lopez (7-4). Hawk (8-4) was able to control the action throughout winning the battle on his feet and on the ground in a one-sided affair that saw “Big John” on the winning side of three 30-27 scorecards. NAAFS Featherweight Champion Frank “The Tank” Caraballo (pictured, right)was next to enter the cage and the bad blood created at weigh ins spilled over into his bout with Tony Hervey. Caraballo took little time to dispatch Hervey scoring a guillotine choke submission midway through the 1st round and then making sure his opponent knew who won. With the win Caraballo improved to 12-5 as a pro with 7 wins in his last 8 fights and he is now unbeaten in his past 8 NAAFS fights.

In a late addition to the card, TUF 16 veteran Julian Lane took a fight with former NAAFS Welterweight Champion Nick “The Savage” Duell on just 10 days’ notice. Antonio Castillo Jr. MMALane, fighting in his home state of Ohio for the first time since The Ultimate Fighter, traded with Duell for nearly two full rounds before Duell was able to score a TKO victory.

Duell and Lane were followed into the cage by Northern Ohio fan favorite Tony “The Mexican Muscle” Castillo, Jr. (pictured, left) facing undefeated Anthony Morgan. Castillo opened each round with a fury of punches before taking his opponent to the ground as he was able to grind out a lopsided decision win. The loss drops Morgan to 3-1 as a pro after a perfect 8-0 amateur career as he is slated to fight again in just three weeks opposite Intimidation sponsored Justin Steave at the Intimidation sponsored Pinnacle FC event near Pittsburgh. Castillo, a long time member of Team Intimidation, improved to 6-4 in his pro career with four wins in his last five fights.

In the night’s main event, Intimidation sponsored bantamweight Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman once again showed his warrior spirit on the night where his first signature shirt was released. Isaiah Chapman MMAChapman was unable to come away with the win, but he showed his toughness and grit by fighting through a full three rounds with a dislocated shoulder and without the use of his left hand. He was forced to throw in the towel after the fourth round, but it was clear that it wasn’t a decision that was made lightly.

Intimidation crews were also present at the MXC event in Cedar Springs, Michigan, and the Hardrock MMA 55 event in Louisville, Kentucky.

All in all, it was a record breaking weekend as Intimidation continues to grow across the Midwest and entire U.S.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

 

 

Intimidation Weekend Recap: Busy weekend for Intimidation brand at MMA events in Ohio & Michigan

Intimidation Clothing continues to have a busy schedule with events nearly every weekend across the Midwest and entire United States, and this past weekend was no different. Intimidation crews were in attendance at three different events in two states, as the brand continues to grow and receive more recognition nationwide as one of the biggest supporters of local MMA.

majors-radtkin_450With two events during a busy weekend in Ohio, the Intimidation crews were at both the Caged Madness 24 event in Uhrichsville and also at Purgatory Fight Series 12 in Toledo. As a charity “fight against leukemia” event benefiting 6-year-old Maddux Maple, Caged Madness 24 featured the retirement fight of UFC veteran Josh Hendricks as well as an amazing back and forth battle between lightweights Robert White II and Andrew Law in the co-main event. Purgatory Fight Series continues to be one of the fastest growing organizations in Ohio, and the 12th event was one of the biggest in the history of the organization. One of Intimidation’s newest dealers, Malice MMA in Paulding, Ohio, represented the brand at the Purgatory event (pictured) and is scheduled to be very busy in Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana in the coming weeks. Intimidation’s Michigan crew was also in attendance at the Empire Cage Combat event in Detroit, Michigan, as the brand continues to be even stronger in The Great Lakes State.

Sponsored fighters had a rough weekend as a whole, but two picked up wins as Donald Williams scored a dominant unanimous decision in Minnesota and Kentucky’s own Gina Begley scored a submission win at RFA 7 in Denver, Colorado to take the amateur title.

This weekend Intimidation has no rest for the wicked, as we celebrate Easter weekend by sponsoring a whopping six events in six different states, spanning from Ohio to South Dakota. Intimidation will be live at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 (Canton, OH), Colosseum Combat XXIV (Kokomo, IN), Michigan Xtreme Combat (Cedar Springs, MI), XFO 47 (Chicago, IL), Hardrock MMA (Louisville, KY), and Fury Ultimate Cage Fighting (Brookins, SD). Intimidation crews will be in attendance at all events except for the FUCF event in South Dakota and XFO 47 in Chicago.

Multiple fighters will be sponsored this weekend as well, including fighters in nearly every pro bout at Caged Vengeance 13, Bobby Emmons at Colosseum Combat XXIV, Andre Feliciano at XFO 47 and more. To stay up to date on the entire Intimidation Clothing schedule, visit the Events Section of our site.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Fury Ultimate Cage Fighting event in Brookings, South Dakota on March 30th

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Fury Ultimate Cage Fighting event in Brookings, South Dakota on Saturday, March 30th. Fury UCF MMAThe Fury Ultimate Cage Fighting event is set to feature 12 live cage fights at the Swiftel Center in Brookings and will be the first MMA event sponsored by the Intimidation brand in South Dakota. Fury Ultimate Cage Fighting has been promoting MMA events since 2006 holding most of their events in two of the bigger cities in Eastern South Dakota, Watertown and Brookings.

Multiple contests with free Intimidation merchandise are planned for the March 30th event with expansion of the relationship anticipated for future events.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.